Mental Health: #StopTheStigma

The stigma surrounding mental health makes one third of Americans embarrassed to even talk about it. We at Jumo Health have pledged to #StopTheStigma. In part 3 of our mental health awareness month feature, we learn how Gianna got involved in an organization that is dedicated to this cause – Bring Change to Mind. We speak with program manager, Leanne Loughran, about what they are doing to end stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health. To learn how to start a chapter at your school, go to www.bringchange2mind.org or email highschool@bringchange2mind.org.

For additional resources on mental health, suicide prevention, anxiety and depression, search “Mental Health” on JumoConnect and visit:
The JED Foundation at https://www.JEDfoundation.org

This podcast and the information provided is not to replace clinical therapy and treatment. If you are in a crisis and need immediate help,

  • Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room
  • Text “START” to 741-741 or Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, confidential, free of charge
  • Go to your local healthcare provider or school’s counseling center (during business hours) or call campus security or the emergency number provided

Understanding Cystic Fibrosis Audiobook

The Medikidz take Ella on a trip to the lungs and pancreas to explain how the lungs and pancreas function, what cystic fibrosis does to the body, how genes work, and how cystic fibrosis is treated in this audiobook version of our award-winning comic book, Understanding Cystic Fibrosis.

Mental Health: Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10- to 24-year-olds. It’s important to know the warning signs and how to seek help for yourself or a loved one. We’re continuing the conversation with Gianna, who shares her experiences with depression, anxiety, and a suicide attempt, and Dr. Shashank Joshi, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Stanford University Medical Center.

For additional resources on mental health, suicide prevention, anxiety and depression, search “Mental Health” on JumoConnect and visit:
• Bring Change to Mind https://www.BringChange2Mind.org
• The JED Foundation at https://www.JEDfoundation.org

This podcast and the information provided is not to replace clinical therapy and treatment. If you are in a crisis and need immediate help,
• Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room
• Text “START” to 741-741 or Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, confidential, free of charge
• Go to your local healthcare provider or school’s counseling center (during business hours) or call campus security or the emergency number provided

Mental Health: Anxiety and Depression

1 in 5 young adults has a diagnosable mental health condition; 50% of these begin by age 14. In this episode, we speak with Gianna, a junior in high school who has lived experience of depression, anxiety and a suicide attempt. She shared her story with us to help start a conversation and bring to light the realities so many of her peers face, but might be too afraid to talk about.

Also joining us is Dr. Shashank Joshi, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Stanford University Medical Center.

For additional resources on mental health, suicide prevention, anxiety and depression, search “Mental Health” on JumoConnect and visit:
• Bring Change to Mind https://www.BringChange2Mind.org
• The JED Foundation at https://www.JEDfoundation.org

This podcast and the information provided is not to replace clinical therapy and treatment. If you are in a crisis and need immediate help,
• Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room
• Text “START” to 741-741 or Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, confidential, free of charge
• Go to your local healthcare provider or school’s counseling center (during business hours) or call campus security or the emergency number provided

Understanding Clinical Trials Audiobook

The Medikidz teach Cameron, June, and Marcus what happens in a clinical trial and how clinical trials help doctors and scientists find new treatments to help kids with different illnesses around the world.

Spinal Cord Injury: Family Matters

Today, we’ll be focusing on family and parents – an important topic for young people who have a spinal cord injury. In our last episode, Dom spoke of his experiences and struggles with maintaining independence on a personal level. Today, we’re going to concentrate on relationships with family members and the challenges that may arise when trying to maintain independence from the ones who love you most.

For more information go to: www.northcott.com.au

Special thanks to:

Dom Freestone http://www.freewheeler.com.au/

Dr Adrienne Epps,
Senior Medical Staff Specialist and Head of Department, Rehab2Kids, Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, MBBS, FRACP, FAFRM

Deborah Woodforde,
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (B.app.Sc (Physiotherapy)), Paediatric Spinal Outreach Service.

Isabel Chapman,
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, NSW Paediatric Spinal Outreach Service BaAppSci (Phty) Hons, PGCert (Phty) Paeds

Spinal Cord Injury: Self-Care and Independence

Dom, who suffered a C5/6 spinal cord injury when he was 23 years old, and Dr. Adrienne Epps, Senior Staff Specialist and Head of Rehab2Kids at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, talk to us about self-care and independence. Though taking good care of yourself may often require the help and assistance of others, it’s important to take an active role in your care and do what you can to regain some of the independence that may have diminished since experiencing an injury. Listen in as Dom tells us about a day in his life and the routine he follows with the help of his care team.

For more information go to: www.northcott.com.au

Special thanks to:

Dom Freestone http://www.freewheeler.com.au/

Dr Adrienne Epps,
Senior Medical Staff Specialist and Head of Department, Rehab2Kids, Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, MBBS, FRACP, FAFRM

Deborah Woodforde,
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (B.app.Sc (Physiotherapy)), Paediatric Spinal Outreach Service.

Isabel Chapman,
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, NSW Paediatric Spinal Outreach Service BaAppSci (Phty) Hons, PGCert (Phty) Paeds

Spinal Cord Injury: Relationships

Today, we talk to Dom, an advocate for people with disabilities who suffered a C 5/6 spinal cord injury, and Dr. Adrienne Epps, Senior Staff Specialist and Head of Rehab2Kids at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, about love and relationships after a spinal cord injury. This type of injury and the changes that come as a result can take a toll on self-confidence. Listen in as Dom tells us about his experience.

For more information on sexuality following spinal cord injury, visit the Agency for Clinical Innovation website: https://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/349051/Spinal-sexuality-guideline-160317.pdf

For more resources go to: www.northcott.com.au

Special thanks to:

Dom Freestone http://www.freewheeler.com.au/

Dr Adrienne Epps,
Senior Medical Staff Specialist and Head of Department, Rehab2Kids, Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, MBBS, FRACP, FAFRM

Deborah Woodforde,
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (B.app.Sc (Physiotherapy)), Paediatric Spinal Outreach Service.

Isabel Chapman,
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, NSW Paediatric Spinal Outreach Service BaAppSci (Phty) Hons, PGCert (Phty) Paeds

Spinal Cord Injury: Mental Health

The sudden life changes that accompany a spinal cord injury can have a massive impact on your mental health. On this episode, Dom explains to us how he struggled and ultimately managed his depression, anger and fear. We also speak to Dr. Adrienne Epps, Senior Staff Specialist and Head of Rehab2Kids at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, for additional strategies for coping with mental health challenges.

If you are in a crisis and need immediate help, please reach out to the resources listed below:

  • Lifeline: Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to online, phone and face-to- face crisis support and suicide prevention services. Visit https://www.lifeline.org.au/. For 24 hour telephone support, call 13 11 14.
  • Kids Helpline: You can reach out to Kids Help Line at any time through phone, email or online to talk about anything. Visit https://kidshelpline.com.au/ or call 1800 55 1800.
  • Beyondblue: Beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. Visit https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
  • Black Dog Institute: The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness. Check out their many resources online at https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/

For US listeners, if you are in a crisis and need immediate help,

  • Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room
  • Text “START” to 741-741 or Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, confidential, free of charge
  • Go to your local healthcare provider or school’s counseling center (during business hours) or call campus security or the emergency number provided

For more information go to: www.northcott.com.au

Special thanks to:

Dom Freestone http://www.freewheeler.com.au/

Dr Adrienne Epps,
Senior Medical Staff Specialist and Head of Department, Rehab2Kids, Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, MBBS, FRACP, FAFRM

Deborah Woodforde,
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (B.app.Sc (Physiotherapy)), Paediatric Spinal Outreach Service.

Isabel Chapman,
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, NSW Paediatric Spinal Outreach Service BaAppSci (Phty) Hons, PGCert (Phty) Paeds

Spinal Cord Injury: Health and Lifestyle

Led by Dom, a former member of the Royal Australian Air Force with a C5/6 spinal cord injury, today we’ll get into health and lifestyle, what Dom’s experience has been, and some helpful things to keep in mind. We’ll also be hearing from Dr. Adrienne Epps, Senior Staff Specialist and Head of Rehab2Kids at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, who shares some suggestions and insights from a doctor’s perspective.

For more information go to: www.northcott.com.au

Special thanks to:

Dom Freestone http://www.freewheeler.com.au/

Dr Adrienne Epps,
Senior Medical Staff Specialist and Head of Department, Rehab2Kids, Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, MBBS, FRACP, FAFRM

Deborah Woodforde,
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (B.app.Sc (Physiotherapy)), Paediatric Spinal Outreach Service.

Isabel Chapman,
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, NSW Paediatric Spinal Outreach Service BaAppSci (Phty) Hons, PGCert (Phty) Paeds